Architects Jared Levy and Gordon Stott of Connect:Homes in Los Angeles helped a client in Sonoma, California, who wanted a quick solution for keeping her aging mother nearby, and independent. Levy and Stott will discuss the prefab home they built for the client's octogenarian mother (see Dwell, June 2014), in a third of the time-and at a third of the cost-of a conventionally built home.
The kitchen of the future has long piqued curiosity. (Will we ever have that Jetsons-like experience where meals materialize at the push of a button?) It's closer than you may think. At GE Monogram, the latest advancements in aviation and infrastructural industries inform residential appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines, which means that jet-engine technology might soon make its way into your home. Join Lou Lenzi, director of industrial design operations at GE, on the GE Monogram Stage as he reveals the company's Smart Kitchen of 2025 and the latest advancements for 2014.
Good design needn't be an end unto itself. Peter Williams, a Jamaican-born architect, understands that architecture and design, when deployed in the right way, can promote longer, healthier lives among residents of third-world countries. His group, ARCHIVE Global, built five prototype houses in Saint-Marc, Haiti-a country with a troubling tuberculosis problem-that were designed with the input of 20 architects. The houses promote good health by using stacked ventilation with perforated walls to maintain steady airflow while drawing in ample sunlight. Onstage, Williams will present his unique approach to architecture, and how design should be about more than just aesthetics.
About this conference
Dwell on Design LA, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design LA is America's largest design event.
About Dwell on Design
Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today for a series of conversations, demonstrations, tours, and more.